Dilworth thrift shop that helps pet owners may close for good | INFORUM

Local News 21-9-2021 IN FORUM 25

DILWORTH — Jazzy and Mumbos at 123 Center Ave. in Dilworth dubs itself as an "animal aid thrift store." The thrift store donates all profits coming in to pet owners facing hardships.

"I just think that Jazzy and Mumbos have been a part of the community for a long time, and I think people will really miss the store should we have to close down," said Dorothy Vincent, a volunteer at the thrift store.

The only profit not going toward pets and their owners goes to rent, which the business may not need to worry about in the near future.

"We were told that the store was closed and being sold to someone else. So we have a month and a half really to either find another location or to perhaps close the store," said Audrey Farol, another volunteer.

The nonprofit found out only last week that they have to be out of their building by Nov. 16, even after signing another lease only two months ago.

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Volunteers reiterated that losing Jazzy and Mumbos would not only be a real hit to pets but to the community, as well.

"It would be a shame if we had to close," Farol said. "You can see yourself all the pets that we have helped, the owners we've helped. So I just pray that we do find another facility."

The store says it has helped over 500 pets since opening 15 years ago, and pictures of some line the store.

The store is trying to raise $5,000 in hopes it can find a new space before closing for good.

Though the store says it's extremely unlikely that it will stay in its current building, they hope to find a new location close by so it can stay a part of the local community.

Those who wish to help Jazzy and Mumbos find a new location can purchase items from the store or donate to their GoFundMe.

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